The Valleys

Things to see and do

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The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Theatr Soar

Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil,

Theatr Soar offers a stage to a community, a resource to realise ambitions, and a space where the professional and amateur can captivate an audience....

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Lady of Penrhys


The Lady of Penrhys is situated at one of the most terrific viewpoints of the region, giving splendid views over the Rhondda Valleys.

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Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

High Street, Blaenavon,

The Blaenavon Workmen’s' Hall and Institute was completed in 1895 at a cost of £9,000 which was funded chiefly by ironworkers through weekly voluntar...

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Llanhilleth Heritage Society

Llanhilleth Institute, Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery

Located within Llanhilleth Institute the Heritage centre offers a unique experience of life, throughtout the ages, of the four distinct communities t...

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Abertillery & District Museum

The Metropole, Market Street, Abertillery,

The Abertillery and District Museum has a wide ranging collection from prehistoric era to present day. Recent refurbishment sends you on a journey th...

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Parc Bryn Bach Country Park

Parc Bryn Bach, Merthyr Road, Tredegar,

Parc Bryn Bach is conveniently situated just off the A465 in the heart of the South Wales Valleys. The park is set in 340 acres of mixed grass and wo...

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Dark Sky Discovery Site - Bwlch Mountain

Bwlch Mountain Road, The Bwlch, Treorchy,

A lay-by located on top of the Bwlch mountain the site provides uninterrupted views to the south, east and west.

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Redhouse Cymru

Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil,

REDHOUSE is an arts and creative industries centre in the Old Town Hall, a late Victorian Grade II* listed building in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. ...

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Bridgend Life Centre

Angel Street,

Bridgend Life Centre boasts a large leisure pool complete with slide and wave machine, as well as soft play and a climbing wall.

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Llancaiach Fawr Manor

Gelligaer Road, Nelson, Treharris,

Step back into the 17th century when the country was at war. The house is dressed with authentic 17th century furniture and the servants speak, cook ...

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